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Former President Bill Clinton was in Fort Worth Monday shoring up support for Hillary Clinton prior to the Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 1. He spoke at the Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus.

He was in Houston on Monday morning and will travel to San Antonio later today for more rallies.

Bill Clinton made similar appearances in Laredo and Dallas last week. In Dallas, he spoke at Paul Quinn College.

Hillary Clinton will be calling upon longstanding loyalties that date back to the early 1970s in Texas. Then, a young Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham knocked on doors registering voters for George McGovern’s presidential campaign in poor, heavily Latino parts of the state.

Both Clintons have visited Texas a considerable number of times on the counsel of longtime friends and political allies who sounded the alarm in January that the campaign needed to move quickly to counter the inroads Sanders was attempting to make in the state, particularly among Latinos.

Cesar Blanco, a Clinton supporter who represents El Paso in the state legislature. “She’s got roots here. She did a lot of voter registration in south Texas at a young age. Latinos understand that and know that and remember that.” – This story includes reporting from The Washington Post.

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